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Title Institutionalizing assisted reproductive technologies : the role of science, professionalism, and regulatory control / Alexander Styhre and Rebecka Arman.
Imprint London : Routledge, 2016.


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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge studies in the sociology of health and illness
Routledge studies in the sociology of health and illness.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 22, 2016).
Subject Human reproductive technology -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Reproductive Techniques, Assisted.
Organizational Policy.
Reproductive Health Services -- ethics.
Reproductive Health Services -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Reproductive Medicine -- organization & administration.
Marketing of Health Services.
Contents Introduction : the science of life and the market for babies -- Institutional theory discovers agency -- The market and industry of reproductive therapies -- The methodology of study -- Creating institutions -- Maintaining institutions -- Disrupting institutions -- Creating new sociotechnical reproductive futures.
Summary Reproductive medicine has been very successful at developing new therapies in recent years and people having difficulties conceiving have more options available to them than ever before. These developments have led to a new institutional landscape emerging and this innovative volume explores how health and social structures are being developed and reconfigured to take into account the increased use of assisted reproductive technologies, such as IVF treatments. Using Sweden as a central case study, it explores how the process of institutionalizing new assisted reproductive technologies includes regulatory agencies, ethical committees, political bodies and discourses, scientific communities, patient and activists groups, and entrepreneurial activities in the existing clinics and new entrants to the industry. It draws on new theoretical developments in institutional theory and outlines how health innovations are always embedded in social relations including ethical, political, and financial concerns. This book will be of interest to advanced students and academics in health management, science and technology studies, the sociology of health and illness and organisational theory.
Other Author Arman, Rebecka, 1976- author.
Other Title Print version: Styhre, Alexander. Institutionalizing assisted reproductive technologies. London : Routledge, 2016 9781138806214 1138806218